Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The Monterey appellation begins just north of the Monterey Bay and extends south to Paso Robles.
GUSTY OCEAN WINDS Persistent gusty ocean winds are funneled down a 90-mile-long valley that runs north to south between the Santa Lucia and Gabilan Mountains. We source fruit from the east and west benches flanking the narrow Monterey Appellation as well as from the Arroyo Seco sub-appellation where well-drained alluvial soils prevail.
EXTENDED HANG TIME With one of the longest cool-climate seasons in the United States, abundant sun and scarce rainfall combine with strong winds, lowering yields and providing extended hang time on the vine, providing the desirable combination of vivid natural acidity and full maturity in the fruit.
Pinot Noir:Fleshy mid-palate and mineral-laced finish. Brooding earthy aromas, juicy ripe plum, black tea, plum, cocoa powder.
Chardonnay:Crisp, firm structure. Pineapple, lemon zest, apricot, clean mineral notes.